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Chef Frederick Smith and Kait Matthews
Chef Frederick Smith and Kait Matthews (courtesy photo)

Artisanal Charcuteries Now at ArtBeat!

Hungry for Art? The Guest Chef’s Artisanal Charcuteries are a Delicious New Addition to ArtBeat’s Eclectic Offerings

Vista CA –  Not everyone can precisely pronounce, spell or define the French word, charcuterie. But anyone who samples the upscale deli offerings of “Guest Chef” Frederick Smith at ArtBeat on Main Street’s co-op gallery and wine lounge, 330 Main Street in Vista, will be able to describe these fresh new platings of meats and cheeses in one word: delicious!

Artisanal in nature and artistic in presentation, the charcuteries are affordable, available seven days a week during ArtBeat business hours, complement the gallery’s popular onsite wine and beer lounge and make a great accompaniment to the eclectic art on display to view and purchase. The plates can serve as tasty snacks or a full meal.

Chef Smith's charcuterie and Kait Matthews

Chef Smith’s charcuterie and Kait Matthews

A 25-year veteran of an array of professional kitchens and a Navy veteran who served two tours in Iraq, the Guest Chef, or “Freddy” as this personable professional is often called, is the author of a new book coming out soon: A Bachelor’s Guide to Cooking. He has plied his craft in restaurants, dinner theaters and private homes. He notes, “Creating plates for ArtBeat is like being in someone’s home, thanks to the warm, friendly atmosphere and personal touch of owner Kait Matthews.”

Believing that food can be an art form in itself, Matthews says, “I established ArtBeat to feed the soul of our community. Now, with Guest Chef Frederick Smith’s charcuterie, our own collection of fine wines and beer, and, of course, our ever-changing mosaic of artwork, we are nurturing mind, body and spirit.”

For more on the Guest Chef, visit www.guestchef.us.

ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00am-7:30pm; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00am-8:30pm; Sunday, Noon-7:00pm.

For information, visit www.artbeatonmainstreet.com, www.facebook.com/artbeatonmainstreet or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email info@artbeatonmainstreet.com.

One comment

  1. And Freddie is a hell of an actor too! I have known this incredible man for many years in our dinner theater days back east. He is so talented and funny. I am sure anyone who dines wherever he is cooking will be delighted. He has a terrific sense of humor, too. Best of luck, Chef Fred.